Fishing report

Bell Cow: May 5. Elevation above average, water 68 and muddy. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around docks, riprap and boat ramps. Largemouth bass slow on jerk bait and plastics around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Birch: May 3. Elevation above average, water 60s and murky. White and striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, sassy shad and spinnerbaits around coves, docks, main lake, points and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and small lures below the dam and around brush structure, coves, docks, shallows and shorelines. Report submitted by Ryan Walker, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Carl Blackwell: May 4. Elevation above average, water 63 and murky. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on grubs, jigs and plastics below the dam and around riprap, shorelines and spillway. Channel catfish slow on stinkbait and worms around riprap and shorelines. Report submitted by Emily Long, game warden stationed in Payne County.

Chandler: May 5. Elevation above average, water 69 and muddy. Largemouth bass slow on minnows, plastics, small lures and spinnerbaits around brush structure and shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows around docks. Channel catfish slow on worms around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Copan: May 5. Elevation above average, water 60s and muddy. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure and shorelines. White bass fair on spoons and silver rattle traps around creek channels and river channel. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam and around riprap and river channel. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Eucha: May 4. Elevation above average, water 60s and muddy. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around coves, points and riprap. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, shad and worms around creek channels and discharge. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Ft. Gibson: May 8. Elevation 16 ft. above normal and rising, water 73. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on Carolina-rigged shad, live shad and shad below the dam and main lake. Report submitted by Rick Stafford, Wagoner.

Grand: May 5. Elevation above average, water 59 and heavily stained. Crappie good on jigs and minnows from the bank to 14 ft. around brush structure, docks. Blue catfish good on shad around main lake and shallows. The lake is heavily stained and full of heavy debris. Check out GrandFishingReport.com on Facebook for lake and fishing updates with photos. Report submitted by Marni Loftis, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Hudson: May 7. Elevation above normal, water 60s and muddy. Paddlefish snagging fair below the dam. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and plastic baits around brush structure and along shorelines. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs around brush structure, docks and shorelines. Report submitted by Kody Moore, game warden stationed in Mayes County.

Hulah: May 5. Elevation above average, water 60s and muddy. Channel, blue and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, shad and worms below the dam and around riprap and river channel. Crappie fair on hair jigs, jigs and minnows around brush structure and shorelines. White bass fair on grubs, jigs and spoons around creek channels. Report submitted by Joe Alexander, game warden stationed in Washington County.

Kaw: May 7. Elevation rising, water 60s and muddy. Channel and blue catfish excellent on crawfish, cut bait, shad, stinkbait and worms around flats, inlet, shallows and shorelines. Paddlefish good on snagging below the dam. Striped bass, striped bass hybrids and white bass good on jigs, live shad, sassy shad and top water below the dam. Fishing will continue to be good below the dam for most species. Most of the paddlefish being caught are small 4-10 lbs. with an occasional 30+ pound fish. The lake is in flood stage and continues to rise. Catfishing of all kinds will be good in the shallows especially with worms. Report submitted by Spencer Grace, game warden stationed in Kay County.

Keystone: May 2. Elevation above average, water muddy. Blue catfish good on cut bait below the dam and around channels. Crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structure and docks. Report submitted by Karlin Bailey, game warden stationed in Creek County.

Lower Illinois: May 3. Elevation above average, water 52 and clear. Rainbow trout slow on in-line spinnerbaits, midges, nymphs, PowerBait and worms below the dam and around eddies. Fishing is slow due to high water releases from the dam. Report submitted by Jerry Henry, game warden stationed in Sequoyah County.

McMurtry: May 2. Elevation 1 1/2 ft. above normal, water 64 and semi-clear. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and beetle spin jigs. Slow action with the Jigs seems to be the best method. Small minnows have worked as well at 8-10 ft. around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Best reports have been on dark colored jigs around the docks on both sides. Slow action with the Jigs seems to be the best method. Biggest crappie caught on bottom at west boat house. Northern creek has produced several large crappie. Channel catfish good on live shad, shad, chicken liver and dough bait along channels, creek channels, river channel, docks, west side docks and east side tent camping banks. Chicken livers have been the primary bait used resting on bottom. Largemouth bass fair on minnows, plastic baits, worms, Texas and Carolina rigs, rattletraps, spinnerbaits and rooster tails in west side coves, Northern Creek, island rocks and rocky point along west side. Bass are being caught regularly but are slower to hit presentations with the recent rains. White bass fair on crankbaits, deep divers and spinnerbaits along dam riprap and main lake channel near the sandbar and west side banks. White bass are being caught near the southern ends and west sides of the lake. Rooster tails and spoons have been the best bait this week. Saugeye fair on deep divers, Rapalas sassy shad and storm wiggle warts in the main body of the lake around sandbar and by the dam. Several 14-16 inch saugeye were caught around the north island using crankbaits. Report submitted by McMurtry lake staff.

Oologah: May 5. Elevation above average, water 62 and murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shad around creek channels, river mouth and creeks running into the lake. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits around brush structure and flooded willows and brush. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait and shad below the dam. Lake is 7 3/4 ft. above normal and falling slowly. Release at the dam was 13,000 cfs at time of this report. Report submitted by Brek Henry, game warden stationed in Rogers County.

Skiatook: May 5. Elevation above average, water dirty and in the 60s. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around coves, points and shorelines. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 5-15 ft. around brush structure. Striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on live shad at 10-20 ft. around the main lake. Report submitted by Paul Welch, game warden stationed in Osage County.

Sooner: May 5. Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye good on crankbaits and plastics around the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and spinnerbaits around brush structure and weed beds. White bass good on minnows and small lures around riprap. Report submitted by Stephen Paul, game warden stationed in Noble County.

Spavinaw: May 4. Elevation above average, water 60s and muddy. Crappie fair on hair jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, discharge, docks and shorelines. Largemouth bass slow on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around coves, points and riprap. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits and plastics around the discharge. Report submitted by Cody Morris, game warden stationed in Delaware County.

Tenkiller: May 6. Elevation rising, water murky. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on bill baits, jigs and plastics around brush structure, riprap, shorelines and flooded timber in upper portions of the lake. Crappie good on jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, shorelines and lower portion in clearer waters. Due to recent rains, the lake has risen as of Monday, May 6 to 9 feet above normal. This has slowed fishing activity down tremendously in the upper portions. Anglers can see better action in the lower portion and in creek channels. Report submitted by Brady May, game warden stationed in Cherokee County.